The jokes on you if you think April Fool’s Day is the only way to bug your friends this month!

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) designated April National Pest Management Month over 30 years ago, and today their mission is clearer than ever. The NPMA chose April, which is the beginning of both termite and mosquito season, to highlight the pest control industry’s contribution to public health. This month is all about raising awareness about the risks that come with household pests.

The NPMA recently published a list of pest control tips for homeowners to share with their friends and family. Share the tips below and thank a pest control professional today for all the hard work they do.

Seal up cracks and holes:

It may seem small to you, but a crack or hole can be a huge welcome for some pests. Make a habit of examining your home’s walls, windows, and entryways. These areas are most likely to have holes or small gaps. Seal any cracks or holes up immediately! This simple step will stop pests from getting into your home.

Keep your home clean:

Keeping your home clean is one of the best ways to keep pests away for good. Food and clutter attract pests looking for a place to get a meal. The easiest solution is to wipe crumbs off the kitchen counter and never leave dirty dishes in the sink.

Also, be sure to clean up any trash in your backyard and have a schedule for trimming shrubbery or picking up debris.

Eliminate standing water:

Every pest needs a water source to survive. Examine around your home and make sure there is no standing water. Check drains, pipes, and fountains for leakage. Water sources can be the perfect breeding ground for mosquitos and other threatening pests.

If you see signs of an infestation, contact Arrow:

If you’re dealing with an infestation, the problem is probably more than you can handle. Contact Arrow Termite & Pest Control today to find the solution! We staff some of the most experienced pest control technicians in the area, and they’re always ready to help you.